Drake’s dad voices support for 'friends' R. Kelly and Jussie Smollett

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Drake's father has voiced his support his 'friends' R. Kelly and Jussie Smollett.

Dennis Graham was chatting about his new single to Variety when he was asked to give his thoughts on R&B superstar Kelly and Empire star Smollett.

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'He’s a good friend of mine. I wish him the best. I hate that it’s happening to him. There’s a reason why women come out after the fact. He has my support 100%,' Graham said of Kelly who was released from custody on Monday after posting $100,00 bail.

Hours before his release, Kelly, 52, pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse against four victims, three of them minors.

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Kelly surrendered to Chicago police Friday, after a documentary series refocused attention on decades of accusations against him, including possession of child pornography, sex with minors, operating a sex cult and sexual battery.

After a dramatic trial, Kelly was acquitted in 2008 of child pornography charges, also in Chicago.

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The new 10-count indictment included three people who were minors aged between 13 and 16 when the alleged abuse occurred.

Kim Foxx - the state's attorney for Cook County, which includes Chicago - told journalists the alleged crimes occurred between 1998 and 2010.

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The charges carry three to seven years of prison time each.

Kelly's lawyer said the charges were based on old and false accusations, adding that 'all of the women are lying.'

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In the controversy surrounding Smollett, Graham said that the 36-year-old actor 'has been misunderstood'.

'As a matter of fact, they know...
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